The legal maxim, “Justice delayed is justice denied” wasn’t meant to apply to superhero films, but the epic wait is finally over for DC fans. Zack Snyder’s Justice League — Part 1 is officially a go at Warner Bros. and will begin filming on April 11, a little over two weeks after the release of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, the director and studio tell EW. “The idea that we could begin to boot up aJustice League concept was a cool thing,” says Snyder, who also directed 2013’s Man of Steeland has become one of the key figures in shaping DC’s connected film universe. “It was a little bit of an ‘about time’ moment, and I don’t blame [the studio] for feeling that way, because it’s a long time coming,” he said. “But I do feel like it’s a little bit of a creative hurdle. It seems like an easy thing to do at first glance, the idea that, ‘Oh, we just get the rest of the superheroes in there.’ But you have to [establish] a world where they can exist.” Dawn of Justice, which hits theaters March 25, focuses on a clash between Superman (played again by Henry Cavill) and a new Batman/Bruce Wayne, portrayed by Ben Affleck, who is seething with rage toward the Kryptonian over the destruction unleashed on Metropolis inMan of Steel. The film also features a major role for Wonder Woman (played by Gal Gadot), which is — astoundingly — the first time the character has appeared in a live-action feature film in her 75-year history. Other famous DC characters also make brief appearances in that movie— Ezra Miller as the Flash, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg — but while Batman and Superman battle it out in the main storyline, those are cameos that mainly lay groundwork for a broader universe in Justice League.